Congratulations to all the counties and project staff for producing some amazing examples of public works. It was challenging for the Jury to narrow the selection down to three, one for each category. Here are the winners of the County Projects of the Year.
With the 3rd year of the awards program underway, we want to keep everyone informed about prior year recipients, read below for more detail on these existing projects and the awardees.
For 2014 Winners…click here.
This project has so many components, where to begin: reuse of older buildings, pedestrian gardens, recycled water, children’s water park, enhanced underground parking—all of this while in a extreme drought. Not only is the project aesthetically pleasing it is a great recreational asset to its community. Bravo San Diego!
The amazing draw of this project is that it looks more like a school or library; not a state-of-the-art correctional facility. It just goes to show that excellent design is not restricted to the more friendly buildings in the community. Bravo to the project team for a home run on this project!
This project is inspiring and refreshing in its creative use of what would otherwise be a rather routine engineering solution. It provides the needed protection of overflow water management and an aesthetic recreational space for the community—it seems much more like a park than a flood control project. Great job!
The Grand Award is granted by the Jury based upon their assessment of the project among all submitted that exceeds the requirements and best demonstrates the spirit of the Awards Program. The People’s Choice Award is granted from the highest votes received during the CGSA/CCAEA Conference Attendees.
All projects are acknowledged with a Certificate of Merit for their participation in the program. CCAEA appreciates the effort in creating each submission and the ongoing work of the public-sector capital project teams around the State.
* Kern County: Fire Station 58 and Leroy Jackson Park. Geoffrey Hill, Division Director.
* Ventura County: Piru Skate Park. Chris Cooper, Project Manager.
* Santa Barbara County: Emergency Operations Center. Celeste Manolas, Project Manager.
* San Luis County: Cambria Library Expansion. Creed Bruce, Project Manager.
* Butte County: Oroville Veterans Memorial Building Park and Ride”, Jennifer Wilson, Project Manager; and North Public Works Building, Thomas (TJ) Cowles, Project Manager.
Unfortunately there were no submissions from California Small Counties this year. We highly encourage the small counties to submit next year and will work with any small county that feels challenged in that effort. If you need help please contact: awards(at)ccaea(dot)org.